Thursday July 26, 2012

Pittsfield:

First Baptist Church to host lobster picnic

The 10th annual lobster picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at First Baptist Church, 88 South St.

Dinner choices include a 11 4 - 11 2 lb. lobster ($20), 3 lb. lobster ($35) or an onion-crusted boneless chicken breast ($10). All dinners include baked potato, coleslaw, roll, cookies, bottled water and lobster accessory kit.

Dinners will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in a take-out container. For those who want to dine in, tables will be available in the Assembly Hall.

Reservation deadline is Monday. Call Evelyn LaRag ione at (413) 442-8592 for tickets and dinner selections or purchase tickets in the church office on Sunday following the church service or during office hours, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Adams:

Anthony Museum
to host Family Day

The Susan B. Anthony Birth place Museum, 67 East Road, will host "Family Day" on Saturday, featuring Old Stur bridge Village's Robert Olson, portraying Mr. E.A. Davis, a magician from the 1870s.

Davis was one of hundreds of performers who traveled the country in that time period, entertaining families in private homes and in public.

"Family Day" will kick off the townwide "Susan B. An thony Days" with two shows, 1 and 2:30 p.m. The cost is $4 per person; ages 3 and younger are admitted free.

In this program, adults and children will participate in the magic of the Victorian era and acquire a better understanding of history. Before and after shows, families will have the opportunity to view, in the yard and garden, the new life-size figures of Anthony as a child and tour her childhood home. Refreshments will be provided.

Information: www.susanba
nthonybirthplace.com.

Great Barrington:

One-man ‘Egremont' play at Triplex Cinema

Upstairs Live at the Triplex is presenting Jeremy D. Goodwin in his "Battle of Egremont: A tale of biscuits and betrayal" tonight at 8 at Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St.

Framed as a lively show-and-tell with the help of the big screen at the Triplex, "Battle of Egremont" examines the alternate history of the conflict that split North and South Egre mont, from the town's days as a boom town -- fueled by the popularity of the near-mythical Egremont Biscuit -- to latter-day humiliations that continue to haunt the community and keep the wounds fresh.

A question-and-answer period follows the presentation.

Goodwin is an independent journalist who has contributed to The Boston Globe, American Theatre and Berkshire Mag azine. He is the pop music critic for The Berkshire Eagle.

Tickets are available at the Triplex box office or online at www.thetriplex.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited.

Information: www.jeremyd
goodwin.com.

Stephentown, N.Y.:

Community tag sale
slated for Saturday

The Stephentown Historical Society will host the 15th annual community tag sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the grassy field south of Gardner's Coffee Shop on Route 22. The rain date is Sunday.

Donations of clean, useable items will help support the society's programs. Small appliances should be in working order.

The society cannot accept clothing, large appliances, computers, computer equipment, televisions, plastic Christmas decorations, records, or VHS tapes.

Selling spaces are available for $10.

Call (518) 658-2605 or (518) 733-5170 to arrange for drop off of donated items at the Heritage Center, to reserve a selling space, or for questions.